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Regimental number6709
Place of birthHeinstrommen, Arendal, Norway
Other NamesAANONSEN, Karl
SchoolCommon Public School
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 4.75"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Aanonsen, Heinstrommen, Arendal, Norway
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 September 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6302a
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of disease 14 November 1918
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row C, Grave No 30), France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Aanon and Emilie Birgitte Aanonsen, Strommen Arendal Norway
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane on HMAT A55 'Kyarra', 17 November 1916; failed to embark Fremantle, 27 November 1916; fined £5 and awarded 28 days' detention, 29 November 1916.

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917; marched in to 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 18 February 1917.

Found guilty, Rollestone, of being absent without leave from midnight, 30 April, to 8.30, 5 May 1916: awarded 5 days' confined to camp and forfeited 10 days' pay; total forfeiture: 15 days' pay.

Reallotted Regimental No 6302.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; taken on strength, 27th Bn, 12 June 1917. Transferred to 28th Bn, 12 June 1917; taken on strength, 13 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, back), admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 5 October 1917, and admitted to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers; transferred to England, 18 October 1917, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich, 18 October 1917; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 10 November 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 24 November 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 2 January 1918.

Transferred to Machine Gun Details, Grantham, 7 January 1918.

Admitted to Belton Military Hospital, Grantham, 17 February 1918 (influenza); discharged to Training Depot, 26 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 April 1918; taken on strength, 4th Machine Gun Bn, in the field, 17 April 1918.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 25 April 1918; remained at duty.

Found guilty, 24 July 1918, of being absent without leave from 9 pm, 18 July, to 5 pm, 20 July 1918: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 November 1918 (influenza); transferred same day to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville (influenza/broncho-pneumonia); listed as 'dangerously ill, 12 November 1918.

Died of disease, 14 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AANONSEN Carl

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